Sasha Baron Cohen's New Undercover Show

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  1. Mazzy

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  3. Mazzy

    Mazzy Sir Mazzy Thread Starter

    There are several teasers floating around and that article sneaks it too... It you've seen his other projects then your probably can guess. :tiphat:
     
  4. pez

    pez Forum Resident

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    I'm watching the Ali G reruns. Absolutely brilliant
     
  5. chacha

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  6. JozefK

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    He pretended to be a wounded veteran

    Sarah Palin rips Sacha Baron Cohen for tricking her into interview: 'HOW DARE YOU' - Washington Times

    “For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,” she wrote. “Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin.​

    Fvck that POS
     
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  7. "'Every honorable American Vet should feel the same,” she wrote.'"

    Thus says Palin.

    You have to be dumb to be duped.

    So, pray thee, what is a dishonorable American Vet? I mean, she makes a distinction that an "honorable" vet should feel outraged. If you've got a DD on you, I guess that's okay.

    I don't know. The guy is British. If he were American I might feel different (maybe). As is, though, if he can get away with any of that stuff, I say well played.

    It reminds me of that show where they go around asking American citizens simple US history questions and 80% of them don't know 1776 from 1946.

    Who are these people? Well, they are the people who get suckered into Cohen's trap. Fair game. Evidently some of these suckers hold public office.
     
  8. Mazzy

    Mazzy Sir Mazzy Thread Starter

    Loving this.
     
  9. Blair G.

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    The OP correctly states: not for everyone
    The only thing of his that I found somewhat funny (and gross) was The Brothers Grimsby
     
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  10. EdogawaRampo

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    I agree.

    I'm not down with a lot of his humour -- the shock value gross out kinds of things -- but duping idiots is fair game. It sometimes makes for some of the funniest bits around.

    We'll see.
     
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  11. Mazzy

    Mazzy Sir Mazzy Thread Starter

    Imho almost everyone he dupes deserves it. Yes there are some innocent casualties along the way but I love his balls when his knocks down those to act holier than thou.
     
  12. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV

    I smell a guy who's out of ideas. He might as well be Jimmy Fallon LOL.
     
  13. We'll see.
     
  14. Ghostworld

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    I think he's funny, but for some reason the Ali G character did nothing for me. That must be a British flavor. Borat was brilliant, Bruno not so much. I agree, that's the crappiest trailer ever. I doubt most people will even recognize Dick Cheney without his glasses. I heard Cohen makes him sign an all-in-one waterboarding kit. Now that's funny!
     
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  15. EdogawaRampo

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    An all-in-one waterboarding kit?!! I'm in -- at least for that episode.
     
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  16. stepeanut

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    Sacha Baron Cohen is a talented guy, but he needs to start diversifying his career. The law of diminishing returns applies to these kinds of shows (cf. Dennis Pennis, Trigger Happy TV), and SBC’s attempts are getting progressively weaker. I know he does the odd film cameo and voice work, but it’s time for a complete change of direction. It’s a shame the Freddie Mercury thing didn’t work out for him; I could actually see him pulling that off pretty well.
     
  17. kanakaris

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    No , he is one of the few originals . Go Borat !
     
  18. stepeanut

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    I enjoyed Ali G and Borat. Nothing since then has caught my imagination in quite the same way. I think the general public tend to agree. YMMV, of course.
     
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  19. dougotte

    dougotte Vague Waste of Space-Time

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    Why can't I find this show? The teaser says it premieres on 7/15, but I can't find it on FiOS (their guide usually goes a week in advance, nor can I find it on the Showtime website.

    Edit: I was searching on Showtimeanytime.com and couldn't find it there, but it is on sho.com. Wonder why FiOS doesn't have it listed yet?
     
  20. REMASTERANTER

    REMASTERANTER Ahhhhhh...

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    This will be good.
     
  21. hubertfarnsworth

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    I can't find it on my channel guide either :confused:
     
  22. KAJ1971

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    I don't know. I couldn't see him pulling off Freddie Mercury.

    Hopefully this'll be worth watching. Seeing idiots get duped is always funny.
     
  23. It will be a cold day in hell when I take advice from SP on how I should "feel" about anything. So says this "honorable American Vet".
     
  24. Blue Gecko

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    Count me in! In a world where protesters are increasingly being arrested, humor and music continues to prevail. I recently saw ***** Riot, and as with Cohen, there is a message. It is interesting how Vietnam protest songs once hated are now generally accepted as classic rock. I am definitely in the camp of, if the artist has something to say, I'll listen.
     
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  25. Well, you're right. The thing is, he could only pull that Ali G/Borat shtick for so long before people started catching on. By the time he got to Bruno he had to go deep into Europe and it wasn't as funny (it's kind of a humorless part of the world, Eastern Europe).

    With this new show, however, at least from what I can tell so far, he's figured out a way to up his game. Therein should be the difference in his newist bid for popularity. I would imagine his disguises would have to be better, and it takes much more planning.

    So, yes, you're right, the general population has ceased to care, but if he pulls this off, as his choice of victims seem to indicate, then he might be relevant again as an entertainer.
     
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